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2013 and Earlier - Toyota Camry Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • kfernandokfernando Posts: 4
    I am not sure if u really did a test drive on all three(2013 Altima, 2012 Accord and 2012 Camry) i would recomend to d a test drive rather just read reviews.... u will feel it only if u test drive it.... i used to read lots of reviews but had a completely different thought when i did a test drive.
    i did test drive on all three... 2013 Altima SV - it just have lots of crome, 2012 Accord its old school... sound system nd interior is bad(old school)... 2012 camry has a nice sound sytem nd suspension. Drove all three of them on pot hole.. only camry se had a good suspension(its just my feel/thought varies from person to person)...

    This might change when u test drive both
    "i see more honda vehicle as luxury vehicle.....

    toyota everyday use vehicle....luxury doesnot feel ... " :)
  • coches1coches1 Posts: 104
    Thanks for the info [mazda6dude]

    I am looking for a LE with power driver seats and mats. What price have you
    found for a LE?

    In your opinion what are the important differences between LE and SE?
    Is it worth the extra$$ ?

    thanks
    coches1
  • mazda6dudemazda6dude Posts: 283
    In my opinion, go with the SE. The price difference is minimal and you get a lot more equipment with the SE.

    When I bought my SE, I rarely looked at LE prices because the difference was minimal and you get a lot more with the SE.

    Fog Lights, Spoiler, 17 inch alloys, Sport Suspension, Better seat material are just some of the differences.

    Hope this helps.
  • I am looking to buy a 2012 Camry Hybrid XLE with no options installed in northern California. Is it a good price to get one like $26,000 (does not include tax, title, registration, and about $55 doc fee)? Thanks!
  • mcdawggmcdawgg Posts: 1,667
    Take a look at what CR says about the new Civic and Odyssey - not good at all.

    Back to the Camry, nice car, nice prices. Like the new suspension on the 2012s.
  • kfernandokfernando Posts: 4
    Finally bought camry se after 2 months research...
    SE - With moon roof, power seats, remote start(dealer installed) and floor mats - 224xx +TTL = 24600 OTD....
    Almost spoke/requested online quote from all the dealers in chicago....
    Now need to send the edmunds rebate.....
  • manchurianmanchurian Posts: 20
    Just bought 4 cylinder 2012 Camry XLE at Gullo Toyota, Houston. Just wanted to share with you guys the price I paid.

    Invoice Price:
    Base - $22,648
    CQ convenience package - $1028
    EX Display & navigation - $903
    LA toyota installed leather - $1419
    Mats - $140
    Mud guards - $65
    3M window tint - $199
    rear bumper protector - $38
    color key side molding - $125
    TTL - $1906
    college grad rebate - $1000
    Subvention rebate - $500
    drive out price - $27,200
    I will be applying for Edmunds rebate of $750 so that makes the final price $26,450.

    Worked with four other toyota dealers in Houston. Gullo gave me the competitive price. Very straight forward and no pressure approach of Gullo made me to go with them. They were also very prompt in responding to emails.
  • From Maita in Sacramento. No sunroof and no power seat, basic + 5 piece mat set. Used the 1000 College rebate, OTD: $20839. Going to submit the edmunds rebate now.

    Nice and smooth transaction. Quoted online, emails back and forth, then went there to nail it down.
  • coches1coches1 Posts: 104
    Congratulations!!! tavibenben

    I am in So. CA and it seems all roads lead to Maita Toy.
    What was the actual sales price before all Tax and fees and before
    the $1000 college rebate.
    This will help me compare prices for the LE.

    thanks
    coches1
  • 19988 on their website, 19900 for me after email negotiation.
  • coches1coches1 Posts: 104
    so 19900 before your $1000 college rebate right?
  • yes, seems there are still several cars on their website priced at 19988.
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hi manchurian. I don't know if you have pulled the trigger on your Camry yet, but as you suspected Toyota dis enhance its offers on this car for the 4th of July. The exact programs that are available on it vary somewhat by region, but generally speaking Toyota lowered its special financing offer on this car to 1.9% for up to 5 years and it added a $500 cash incentive on leases of it.

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  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hi rhizzlebop and others. Toyota's incentives often vary depending upon which one of its twelve regions one is in. While Toyota is providing 0% financing for up to 4 years in its Southeast region right now, the rate in just about all other regions is 1.9% for up to 5 years. It was recently enhanced to that level from 2.9%.

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  • coches1coches1 Posts: 104
    Is their a high probability of rebates and customer rebates this summer?
    Because Southern CA. has the most cars per region are they motivated
    to act first there?

    It is interesting the promotions for leasing because of the increased profits.
  • coches1coches1 Posts: 104
    edited July 2012
    carman

    can we expect rebates and cash incentives in july or have
    the majority of the rebates ended for 2012?
  • qnj919qnj919 Posts: 4
    After 2 weeks of researching about prices for the Camry SE with powered seats and mats, I ended up getting one for $23,900 OTD. With the Edmunds rebate, it's $23,150 OTD. I also got the 0% finance for 36 months. I'm in the Dallas DFW area.

    I know it's not as good as some other deals from CA, but this is the best I can get. I started out by sending emails asking for quotes, and on the day that I made the purchase, I called the few dealers who have emailed me the most competitive quotes and confirmed the OTD price. Not surprisingly, some of them changed their quotes. After a few hours of pitting one dealer against the others, two different dealers told me that the lowest price OTD they can get is $24,600 and $24,500, respectively, and they EVEN told me that if I should buy the car elsewhere if I find anything better than the price that they gave me.

    I ended up buying the car from the 3rd dealer that was willing to work with me and offered me $23,900 OTD with the exact color that I wanted. I feel like I could have got it lower some more by waiting until 06/30, but I had to work 12 hours that day, so there wasn't any other options unless I wanted to wait until the end of July. I bought the car on June 28th.

    I test drove 7 vehicles from different brands before settling down with the Camry SE. Honda wants more money for their outdated technologies. The 2013 Hyundai Sonata's interior looks nicer, but its steering scared me; I can see myself running off the road very easily if I don't pay enough attention. The Mazda6 and Mazda3 are very fun to drive but they lags behind on mpg.

    I love my Camry. Already put 300 miles on it. It's such a joy to drive. I hope everybody loves their car as much as I love mine.
  • manchurianmanchurian Posts: 20
    Thanks Car Man. Yes, I did pull the trigger on it. Went with 0% for 36 months.
  • coches1coches1 Posts: 104
    Besides the Power driver seats and mats what is the major difference
    between the SE and LE?

    I know the front grill is different. Besides a few minor body
    changes it seems the same.

    Since you have the knowledge and experience because you just purchased
    a SE maybe you can explain what the other differences are.

    I was not aware the hyandai steering is drive by wire.

    thanks
  • rhizzleboprhizzlebop Posts: 12
    So, the deal i'm looking at is the Hybrid camry XLE, in the exterior and interior color of choice.
    Basically every option except the crap toyoguard. (which is useless)
    MSRP 35.360 + state sales tax + tag+title. (There is ALSO normally a dealer fee added on, of a few hundred.)
    Got the deal at 32,600 OTD including tax, tag, and title. (the tax here is just a flat $300 sales tax).
    So, if you back the tax tag and title out, you're down around 32050. I believe. I think thats pretty good considering there are no official rebates available. I'm gonna do the 0% for 48m deal.
  • I am buying an LE this week, but only want mats, and power seat. I really don't want anything else. I am wondering how much less those go for than the SE. Toyota site says around $500 difference in base models. I am in DFW area.

    Where in Edmunds site can I find rebate? Also, is it correct you did not have a trade, and is the 23,900 AFTER TTL?

    Thanks!!!
  • doughscenteddoughscented Posts: 10
    edited July 2012
    Thanks! Was your $23,900 the total amount of dollars you paid, already including tax, title, and license?

    Thanks!!
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 28,434
    The Edmunds/Toyota rebate program has expired..

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  • After emailing several area Toyota dealers over a period of weeks, I just completed a lease transaction on a 2012 Camry SE in Barcelona Red in the far southwest suburbs of Chicago:

    $24,425 msrp
    $22,500 selling price
    $161 doc fee
    $1,418 sales tax
    $650 Acquisition fee
    $25 Opt. ERT Fee
    $24,758 Gross Cap Cost
    $14,130 residual value
    Bottom Line: $296 x 36 months lease pymt for 12,000 miles per year.
    Out of pocket at signing= $441 ($525 Cap Cost Reduction + $296 1st pmt + $120 L & T - $500 Rebate).

    Is this the best deal out there? I'm sure not, but after shopping vigorously it seemed like a fair deal to me. I just completed the paperwork for the $750 Edmund's rebate. Many thanks to all who post here for the insight you provide.
  • coches1coches1 Posts: 104
    Their has been numerous posts regarding the
    $750 rebate from edmunds when purchasing a
    toyota.
    Please share your experience of actually receiving it,
    how long did it take and any other problems or
    helpful advice for the forum.

    thanks
  • Yes, I am curious as well. Many people have reported sending theirs in. I was curious -- On you SE you bought here in DFW, I am thinking tax title and license is around $1700. Is that accurate. Did your $23,900 purchase involve a trade, and is that the price before TTL is added?

    Thanks!!!
  • k_logank_logan Posts: 1
    I purchased a Camry SE a little over a month ago, and promptly mailed in the rebate. I received the $750 check in the mail today. I'm a little hesitant to cash it. Can anyone verify that this isn't a scam???
  • ocbmwocbmw Posts: 31
    edited July 2012
    I purchased a Camry LE on 06/16, mailed the rebate form and required docs on 6/19, they received it on 6/27. The last time I checked toyotacashback.com, it is showing the status as Pending for $750. I will post an update once I get the check and cash it.
    And NO it is not a scam. Cash it and enjoy it.
  • qnj919qnj919 Posts: 4
    $23,900 is the total amount after TTL is included. And you're right, TTL is around $1700. I didn't have a trade in.
  • qnj919qnj919 Posts: 4
    The LE can also have power seat and mat. I opted for the SE because dealers usually gave me $300-$400 difference between the LE and the SE price, and that's more than worth it. I like the SE body style (with the fog light, spoiler and bigger alloy wheels) and the seats better. The base SE has much more comfortable leather stitched seats while the base LE has the cloth seats. I also think driving the SE is more fun because of its sport suspension, although it doesn't forgive the road imperfections as much as the standard suspension. I drove the LE and the SE back to back at one dealer.

    I personally like the SE better. One interesting thing is that a few dealers in DFW gave me the quote for $21,900 + TTL taken or given $100-$150 for the LE. They don't seem to deviate far from that.
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